School to host Studio City tennis festival

Harvard-Westlake, in collaboration with the United States Tennis Association and the Studio City Residents Association, is sponsoring a free tennis festival in Studio City Sept. 27. “It is designed by the United States Tennis Association to expose tennis to Studio City residents and to encourage them to engage in outside family activity,” Director of Communication […]

Sophomores, juniors to use new sign-in

A new attendance system will soon allow sophomores and juniors to sign on and off of campus using iPads. Now, students will use an app to digitally check in. This system has been in testing for seniors, however Upper School Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado hopes that the system will make attendance more accurate. “It will […]

Future Horizons Club volunteers at UCLA

Members of the Future Horizons Club handled sign-ins at the registration desk and encouraged cancer survivors and patients June 7 at the annual Cancer Survivor’s Day at UCLA. The club, whose goal is to teach students about potential careers, decided to volunteer at the event to gain experience in the field of medical care while […]

Peer Support to hold annual retreat

Members of Peer Support will go on a retreat Sept. 11 to Sept. 13 with counselor and faculty advisor Luba Bek. This year, approximately 25 senior leaders and 27 junior trainees, along with faculty advisor Kavita Ajmere and upper school dean Celso Cardenas, will travel with Bek to Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu. “In the […]

Former substitute teacher hired to teach English full time

Darcy Cosper will return to the Upper School English department as a full-time teacher this year after previously filling in as a substitute last semester for Maura Roosevelt. Cosper has also substituted for English teachers Eric Schrode in 2008 and Laurence Weber in 2010. Over the summer, Cosper started an online literary magazine called the […]

English teacher comes back to school after year of writing

Former teacher Ariana Kelly will return to the English department this fall after one year away from school. Kelly departed from the school following the 2014 school year in order to complete her debut non-fiction book, “Phone Booth,” set to release Sept. 15. “I spent the majority of my time away from school researching and […]

Science teacher completes credential, will teach chemistry

Heather Audesirk will return to the science department after first coming to the Upper School last spring. Since last teaching, Audesirk has completed her single-subject teaching credential in chemistry at Asuza Pacific University. Audesirk will teach Chemistry and Chemistry Honors in the upcoming year. Before becoming a teacher, she was a tutor for the Harvey […]

Middle School hosts EdTech conference

More than 300 teachers from around the country attended the EdTech Team Los Angeles Summit featuring Google for Education that was held at the Middle School April 9 and 10. Seventeen members of the faculty participated in this event. They were able to select which workshops and speeches to attend as well as collaborate with […]

Students volunteer at textile service event

Students will volunteer for a Latin-American Parents’ Association event May 9 to teach elementary and middle school girls to work with electronic textiles, or electronics integrated into clothing. Participants will learn to create e-textiles by creating electrical circuits and making the garments. Volunteers will have the opportunity to create their own e-textile and to earn […]

Seventh graders visit Washington D.C.

For the first time, the Harvard-Westlake middle school sponsored a trip to Washington D.C. Thirty one students traveled with middle school history teachers Matthew Cutler, Lilas Lane and George Gaskin as chaperones. The middle school history department created this trip to complement the new seventh grade class this year entitled American History and Government. “We […]

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